The Swastika: A Symbol of Goodness or Hate?

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  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    I have seen that picture but my understanding is the symbol is just for decoration and has no real meaning as far as they could have easily replaced that with anything. It has Indian (Eastern) origins and they still use it without the negative connotation the Nazis gave it.

    But even in that case it is not a religious symbol to Indians and is kind of like many other celebratory customs. We still see it used today at Indian wedding ceremonies but like i said i am not aware of any religious meaning associated with it.

    I am sure you know more about this than i do though and i can be wrong.
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Look, put a white circle around it, rotate it 45 degrees and put all that in a red box, and ya that's bad esp if you are the prince and wear it on your arm.

    Drawing it the way your religion has for 1000s of years...well the Jews(and whomever else) can just fuckin deal with it. They are doomed if pain can be contrived from that. And pussies.
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    No she wasn't. But I don't think that would have made a difference. How does being an Indian make it ok?
    It wasn't meant religously. It was meant to get a reaction and she got one. Her co-workers complained and out the door she went.
     
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  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    What if she drew a cross on her sneakers? Would she go out then? How about a star of david?
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know. That's not what happened.
     
  9. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    They do use it.

    Altars have a swastika as an integral part. Altar will not be an altar without it.

    Swastika is printed on the invitation cards.

    Home portals have swastika.

    Swatika on a new car is common.

    Account books and religious books have swastika on the front page.

    Swastika lockets, pendants etc are common.

    It must be easily the most printed symbol in the world.
     
  10. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Good that those asinine ones do not have an angst with OM too. There is a mountain top in the shape of an OM.

    See it here.
    http://rcscwc.spaces.live.com/defau...y&_c=BlogPart&handle=cns!CCF565E9EB04C861!266
     
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  11. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    To Hindus, it is very much religious, symbol of Ganesha. It is even called Ganeshjee.

    It is integral to Hinduism.
     
  12. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    It is post Vedic, but still so ancient that origin is not known.
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    no, it is just a decorative symbol.
     
  14. John99 Banned Banned

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    that would be correct. hitler was an occultist.
     
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  15. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Swastika holds no special meaning now, does it?
     
  16. Jozen-Bo The Wheel Spinning King!!! Registered Senior Member

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    Swastikas are not evil, nor do they posses an inherent evilness to them. Hitler didn't make them up, he borrowed them and redefined the meaning of them as his mind saw. I will not hesitate to make use of this symbol when considering the thousands of others to choose from, because symbols are not evil or good. It does not represent anything Nazi in my mind, instead having a different meaning that is contained within the count and angles and intersections of the lines and their qualities.


    In that Red does not effect everyone exactly the same, there tends to be universal reactions to seeing it. This also applies to form, and symbols. Is Red Evil? What colors did the Nazis use? Maybe that Army Gray-Green is really evil? Or maybe it will bring evil back? Nonsense!

    Symbols, like colors and numbers, are not evil.
     
  17. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    I;m saying they shouldn't have gotten in trouble.
     
  18. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Being a Hindu, I happen to know better the importance of swastika. Period.

    It holds no meaning for the westerners. But it has meaning for eastreners. In west it might have "died", but in east it is alive.
     
  19. Algernon Registered Senior Member

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    If I am not mistaken... the Hindu version is oriented the opposite direction. I'll look it up.
     
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  21. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Since we have two Indians posting here, one of whom is Hindu, I don't think we have to search very far for explanations of the symbology.
     
  22. AnthonyN Registered Member

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    As far as I know, the swastika was originally a symbol representing the Sun, in Eastern religions. But then the Nazis used it representing them, because they believed that they were superior, thus the Sun.
     
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